Category Archives: Polyphenols

Citrus Aurantium: Phytochemistry Influenced By Ripeness

Citrus is a large group of fruit bearing trees that include oranges and lemons. Citrus fruit are well known for their vitamin C content, but also contain a number of other phytochemicals that are of interest. Citrus aurantium is commonly … Continue reading

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Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

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Ellagic Acid: Neuroprotective Polyphenol

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Cocoa For Relaxation?

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Polyphenols as Mood Elevating Agents

Evidence suggests that free radicals and oxidative stress may be a cause of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. That both these disorders are associated with increases in environmental stress, and that stress can be a cause of free … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Juice To Lower Blood Sugar?

A high postprandial glycaemic response to foods is detrimental because it leads to the nutrient overload syndrome. Simplified, the nutrient overload syndrome is a situation whereby a high intakes of carbohydrate overwhelm the ability of cells to cope with the … Continue reading

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Propolis: Mood Elevating Food?

Propolis is a bee product that is made when honey bees collect resinous material from the leaves and bark of plants. This resinous material is then subsequently mixed with beeswax and enzymes to produce propolis. Because the propolis is mainly … Continue reading

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The Neuroprotective Effects of Polyphenols

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Do Polyphenols Interact with the Cannabinoid System?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals whose structure is based on multiple phenolic rings. Polyphenols have been extensively researched for their health effects in humans. The main protective effect may come from the ability of polyphenols to act as antioxidants … Continue reading

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Phytocannabinoids

Phytocannabinoids are a group of chemicals that are most often associated with the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). The main phytocannabinoid in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although the plant actually contains over 100 phytocannabinoids. Studies suggest that THC is mainly responsible … Continue reading

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